Pitch Competition — Who Will Win?

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Pitch Competition — Who Will Win?

Join us on Tuesday, March 22 at 12 p.m. ET as the top three teams from the WashU Olin BIG IdeaBounce® powered by Poets&Quants make their pitch to the panel of judges. The winning team will walk away with $50,000 to launch their idea!

To commemorate WashU Olin’s third consecutive year as the #1 MBA program for entrepreneurship, the school and P&Q have teamed up to bring innovative ideas to the big stage. The competition was open to all undergraduate and graduate students as well as prospective students interested in a graduate business degree. We were overwhelmed by the response--more than 160 ideas from top schools, national and international. 

Don’t miss the final three teams pitch their big idea to the judges. One team will be crowned best idea and win the $50,000 prize!

Read more about the top 12 teams and vote for your favorite idea. 

The team with the most votes will win the “PQ’s Choice Award” and earn $1000. Voting ends March 2.


Doug Villhard

Academic Director for Entrepreneurship, WashU Olin Business School


Akeem Shannon

CEO and founder of Flipstik

John A. Byrne

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Poets&Quants

Maxine Clark

Founder and former Chief Executive Bear at Build-A-Bear Workshop